Is YouTube Completely Changing Network/Creator Relations?
From the start, YouTube has been a Wild West when it came to rights management. Creators made money from cover songs, and the labels that owned the originals didn’t make a dime.
Streaming Video News
Collective Digital Studio Acquires UK Reality Show for Metacafe
Ever since Collective Digital Studio bought Metacafe in the summer of 2012, the company has been looking to build the site up as a place for people to watch premium content from inside and outside the multi-channel network.
Amazon will test 2 new dramas, by X-Files screenwriter Chris Carter and author Michael Connelly
Amazon Studios is considering its first hour-long original dramas, and has greenlighted two pilots for testing by Amazon users. If the pilots get positive viewer feedback, Amazon will produce full seasons that will be available on Prime Instant Video and Lovefilm in early 2014.
VEVO Relaunches Its Web And Mobile Sites To Streamline Music Video Search And Discovery
Music video powerhouse VEVO is launching a major redesign this week, after rebuilding its back end from the ground up.
Google Chromecast Brings Pandora to TV
Low-cost adapter also offers access Netflix, YouTube, Google Play and Hulu Plus.
Hannah Hart Selected by Vice to Host YouTube Music Awards Pre-Show
With the YouTube Music Awards scheduled for this Sunday night, YouTube creator Hannah Hart has been chosen by Vice and YouTube to serve as the official pre-show host.
YouTube’s Comment Moderation Tools Will Not Destroy Site Anonymity
When YouTube first rolled out its new comment moderation tools, it was generally viewed two different ways by two different camps.
LINDSEY STIRLING TALKS COMPETING ON DANCEON’S ‘DANCE SHOWDOWN’ SEASON 3, NEW ALBUM
For those of you who didn’t think “Dance Showdown,” the competition dancing show on the DanceOn YouTube channel, could get any more exciting from the previous two seasons, prepare to have your socks not just knocked off — but washed, folded neatly and placed back in the drawer.
Studios Settle On ‘Digital HD’ & ‘Digital’ Standard Branding
Effective this month, Hollywood studios will package digital film and television content under the standard “Digital” or “Digital HD” brand, trade org Digital Entertainment Group announced today.
Chernin Group Buying Majority Stake in Crunchyroll, the Anime Subscription Site
The Chernin Group is buying a controlling interest in Crunchyroll, the Web video site that specializes in selling subscriptions to Japanese animation.